Sunday, February 3, 2013
Adjusting to diabetes
It's been about six weeks since I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. It's currently being controlled with diet and medication. Fortunately, it was caught early enough that there wasn't any damage to my kidneys and my vision has returned to what it was before (I did enjoy the couple of weeks when my distance vision was so good that I didn't need glasses when driving!).
I keep a blood glucose test kit in my purse and extra meds in case I'm stranded away from home. Once past the emotional response, it hasn't been that bad mostly; because my son is Type 1 I already had most of the information needed. Probably the worst aspect are the side effects which cause frequent stomach pain and general yuckiness. On the plus side: I have been losing weight and am eating healthier.